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Perkasie is a borough in Bucks County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
The community name derives from Algonquian for "hickory nuts cracked at"
The latitude of Perkasie is 40.371N. The longitude is -75.293W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 361 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,806.
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32% of Perkasie residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Perkasie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Perkasie was $21,986, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Perkasie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Perkasie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $535. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,369.
Libraries in Perkasie include Samuel Pierce Branch Library ... View libraries
Bucks County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Perkasie political report.
The average commute time for Perkasie workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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